I have been sad bout Ed all week, ever since I received as call Sunday afternoon and was told of his passing. I had not seen him in years but have fond memories of him from high school.
Ed was two years ahead of me in school. His senior year in high school, I dated someone in his class and as a consequence attended many of the parties and gatherings of his group of friends. That is when I came to be acquainted with him.
Ed had a penchant for telling corny jobs back then that his friends came to term affectionately "ERs" whenever he told them. He was also known as "Big Ed".
I also have a familial connection with Ed. His mother's brother was married to my mother's oldest sister. Several of his first cousins were also my first cousins.
My love and prayers go out to George, Marion Temple, Ed's son, Carl and his wife, and grandchildren. Your loved one's life was a life well led. You can be very proud of Ed's life and accomplishments.